Looking to embrace a healthy physique this bathing suit season? Stick to fresh fruits and veggies. Certain fruits allow conscientious eaters to fill up without filling out. For example, watermelon is 92 percent water so its hydrating and satisfying without any disadvantage of fat or cholesterol.
Even better, it provides several vitamins. Vitamin A plays an essential role in eye health and infection-fighting white blood cells. Vitamin B6 helps produce antibodies, and Vitamin C helps protect the body from harmful free radicals.
Try out one of these two beautifully simple recipes highlighting watermelon. Find more watermelon recipe ideas at watermelon.org.
STIR watermelon, celery and grapes together in a bowl. Just before serving, stir salt into yogurt for dressing. You may want to add a little water to lighten the thickness. Pour mixture over fruit and stir until coated. Sprinkle with almonds.Watermelon Slice Popsicles Watermelon slices, cut to triangular wedge shapes, about 1/2 to 1 inch thick Popsicle sticks
FOR an easy, fun take on the yummy watermelon slice, insert a popsicle stick into the rind. It makes clean-up a breeze – especially for kids. You can also freeze the slices for a popsicle.